06 April 2020 County Council News

NCC Online Library Services

Northumberland Libraries has been working hard to ensure that during these difficult times their members, and new members, will still be able to enjoy many of their services online.

With their digital library available at anyone with a library card can access hundreds of eBooks and eAudio titles for free without leaving their house.

With BorrowBox and RBdigital members can download eBooks, eAudiobooks and over 20 eMagazines for free. 

For anyone who is not currently a library member you can join online today for Free. Due to the current circumstances your temporary membership will allow you access to BorrowBox and RBdigital. You will not need to collect a library card.

If you’re looking for something to read or listen to you can download The Holiday by T.M. Logan or The Familiars by Stacey Halls in eBook or eAudio, straight away without waiting in a queue using the BorrowBox app. All you need is your library card and PIN. 

For those who want to use your time to start or continue to research your family history, Northumberland Libraries can help. The Find My Past service is now being offered for Free. All you need to do is email with your name and library membership number, and you will  be provided with further details on how to start your search.

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    06 April 2020 Council News

    NCC - Advice to Council Tenants

    Northumberland County Council would like any tenants who have lost their job or who are experiencing financial difficulties as a result of the Coronavirus to get in touch.

    The authority’s income team is on hand to offer support and advice to help you through this difficult time. 
    You can speak to our customer contact centre by calling 0345 600 6400 or request your income officer contact you by emailing

    If residents are experiencing financial hardship they can make an application for Council Tax Support or Housing Benefit or Universal Credit.
    If residents are otherwise experiencing hardship but are not entitled to benefits they may choose to contact the Northumberland Community Bank. 

    Telephone: 01670 522779, or Northumberland Community Bank.

    Council tenants who make their rent payments  ‘over the counter’ are being asked to look at alternative ways of paying.  

    You can pay your rent by Direct Debit or Standing Order and our council officers can support you to set this up.  You can also make payments over the phone by contacting the county council contact centre on 0345 600 6400 or make internet payments by accessing

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    03 April 2020 County Council News

    Cemeteries CLOSED across Northumberland

    Northumberland County Council regrets to inform residents that with immediate effect all cemeteries are now closed across the county to the public until further notice. 

    Unfortunately, this is a requirement of the new Government legislation around coronavirus and the Council has had to close the cemeteries to meet these requirements.

    The council understands that these measures are very difficult for many families who are grieving and want to visit the grave of loved ones. However, cemeteries and burial grounds can now only open for funerals.

    Click here to read the full article on Northumberland County Council’s website.

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    02 April 2020 Council News

    Citizens Advice Contact Information

    Due to the current COVID-19 situation, Citizens Advice face-to-face interaction has been suspended.

    Please see the attached list of contact details and use Citizens Advice online service where possible.

    All Citizens Advice staff are working tirelessly from home - help is STILL AVAILABLE.. please do not suffer in silence.

    Click here to visit their website.

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    01 April 2020 Blyth Town News

    Blyth Food Bank Receive £2000 Donation

    Blyth Town Council donated £2000.00 to Blyth Food Bank to be spent on essential supplies. The Food Bank is under even more pressure to help families who would struggle to feed their children without this lifeline.

    By donating this generous sum to the Food Bank, Blyth Town Council hope that they will be able to go and buy exactly what they need to fill each box they provide.

    ASDA kindly agreed to open early to allow the Rotary Club of Blyth to shop for the Foodbank supplies, thank you to ASDA and all involved!

    We will be keeping in touch to support the Foodbank throughout this crisis.


    Pictured: Members of Rotary Club of Blyth, Ian Levy MP

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